Closed Bug 11535 Opened 21 years ago Closed 19 years ago

Mac - Error -192 on launch on 680x0 hardware

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, defect, P2)

PowerPC
Mac System 7
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: cpratt, Assigned: paulkchen)

Details

(Keywords: platform-parity)

Build ID: 1999080908
Platform: System 7.5.5, LC 475 (68LC040) hardware

To reproduce:
- Download and unstuff the latest seamonkey build
- Open apprunner

Result: A system error message appears (error -192). On Mac OS 8.1, the same
system error message is changed to suggest that the application "may not run on
[your] hardware".

Expected result: apprunner should put up its own error message explaining that
it requires a PowerPC-based Mac OS computer.
Assignee: don → davidm
Component: Browser-General → XPApps
Target Milestone: M14
Priority: P3 → P2
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
assign so I stop getting spammed
QA Contact: leger → elig
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
WE only support Mac OS 8.5 and above.  marking this bug Invalid.
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Re-opening. This is a perfectly valid bug.

We have tens of millions of users over diverse hardware and with diverse
technical backgrounds.

Unless it is not technically practical to do, it is our responsibility to provide
a meaningful error message that the software won't run either at the application
level, or at the installer level.
Specifically, I meant to say that if the user attempts to execute the software on
a platform/OS that isn't supported, they should receive a meaningful error.

(They should also receive a meaningful error if they try to *install* it on an
unsupported platform, as well.)
Finally, I'd gladly accept a LATER resolution to 5.1, but not INVALID. ;)
I think the proper fix is to make a fat app and have the 68K version jsut put up
a dialog saying PPC is required. That is a bit of work.
Assignee: davidm → don
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Target Milestone: M14 → M15
M15.
Keywords: pp
Summary: [PP] Mac - Error -192 on launch on 680x0 hardware → Mac - Error -192 on launch on 680x0 hardware
Move to M16 for now ...
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
Target Milestone: M16 → M18
Move to M21 target milestone.
Target Milestone: M18 → M21
Since Don has left, Vishy is taking his bugs in bulk, pending reassignment.
thanks,
	Vishy
Assignee: don → vishy
QA Contact: elig → sairuh
nav triage team:

Would be nice to have, but I don't think we'll do for beta1, marking nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1-
mac, pchen
Assignee: vishy → pchen
mac 68k is dead.  Don't run PPC stuff on 68k, people
will figure this out.  Marking wontfix.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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